verb (1)
fore·​go | \ fȯr-ˈgō How to pronounce forego (audio) \
forewent\ fȯr-​ˈwent How to pronounce forego (audio) \; foregone\ fȯr-​ˈgȯn How to pronounce forego (audio) also  -​ˈgän \; foregoing\ fȯr-​ˈgō-​iŋ How to pronounce forego (audio) , -​ˈgȯ(-​)iŋ \

Definition of forego

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to go before : precede The story of his mishap forewent him.


verb (2)

less common spelling of

transitive verb

1 : to give up the enjoyment or advantage of : do without never forwent an opportunity of honest profit— R. L. Stevenson decided to forgo dessert for a few days
2 archaic : forsake

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Verb (1)

foregoer \ fȯr-​ˈgō-​ər How to pronounce forego (audio) \ noun

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First Known Use of forego

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Forego.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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